It is the fight card that everyone has been waiting for, and it is finally here with UFC 280 live from Fight Island. In the headline event, No.1 Charles Oliveira is an underdog to reclaim the lightweight title against No.4 Islam Makhachev. That bout is the finale after Aljamain Sterling fights in a title defense against No.2 TJ Dillashaw at bantamweight. The winner of that contest will likely face the winner of No.1 Petr Yan and No.11 Sean O’Malley as “The Sugar Show” hopes to make a big step in his career.
Watch UFC 280 LIVE
When: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Prelims Start Time: 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT
Main Card Start Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Location: Etihad Arena – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The loaded main card is supported well by a preliminary cast of fights that could headline a number of Fight Nights at the APEX in Las Vegas. No.9 Karol Rosa aims to keep her top-10 spot in the women’s bantamweight against No.12 Lina Lansberg in the first fight of the morning. Both Nikita Krylov and Sean Brady are favored to pull off upsets against No.8 Volkan Oezdemir and No.5 Belal Muhammad in the light heavyweight and welterweight respectively. The fight between Zubaira Tukhugov and Lucas Almeida was canceled on Friday due to “weight-cutting issues”.
UFC 280 Live Results, Fight Card, and Odds*
*Odds are from the opening of fight week.
#1 Charles Oliveira (+155) vs #4 Islam Makhachev (-180) – Lightweight Title Bout
Makhachev submitted by head and arm choke Oliveira with 1:44 left in the second round to claim the vacant lightweight title.
(C) Aljamain Sterling (-170) vs #2 TJ Dillashaw (+145) – Bantamweight Title Bout
Sterling defends his title with a TKO victory over Dillashaw by strikes at 3:44 in the second round.
#1 Petr Yan (-305) vs #11 Sean O’Malley (+255) – Bantamweight
Following a frantic final round, O’Malley defeated Yan by split decision.